Bath Salts Abuse

Designer drugs such as bath salts are wreaking havoc on far too many lives today with addiction and bath salts abuse.  Part of the appeal of these products is that they are readily available, legally.  No one needs to deal with sneaky street dealers or worry about getting caught by the law.  These dangerous chemical concoctions can be purchased in convenience stores or online under the names of “Plant Food”, “Bath Salts”, “Jewelry Cleaner”, or “Phone Screen Cleaner”.  Bath salts can be injected, snorted, or swallowed with effects that are similar to cocaine, meth, or Ecstasy.

Short and Long Term Effects of Bath Salts Abuse

The composition of bath salts varies, therefore, the user never knows for sure what to expect from the consequences of the drug.  Of course, the risk of addiction is always mattered to be considered.  Some of the most commons effects of bath salts can include:

Short Term Physical Effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Ulcers
  • Malnutrition
  • Poor coordination
  • Euphoria
  • Increased energy
  • Intense sensory experiences
  • Increased libido
  • Enhanced empathy

Long Term Physical Effects:

  • Kidney or liver damage or failure
  • Bone pain
  • Psychosis, depression
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Tolerance
  • Addiction

Additionally, those who inject bath salts will likely suffer from skin erosion, vein damage, abscesses, gangrene, blood clots, or increased risk of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, or other blood-borne diseases.

Psychiatric Side Effects of Bath Salts Abuse

As with any other mood-altering substance, bath salts abuse leaves a person with a variety of mental or psychiatric side effects to endure.  For example:

  • Anxiety, aggression, agitation
  • Paranoia, delusions, panic attacks
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behaviors

Needless to say, the side effects of bath salts abuse are more than enough to impose negative consequences on a person’s entire life.  Professional treatment is the best option for overcoming this dangerous addiction.

How to Find the Best Treatment for Bath Salts Abuse

As with any other addictive substance, bath salts addiction is best treated by professionals in an inpatient treatment facility.  In this type of setting, the individual benefits from a safe environment where there is no chance of being tempted to seek more of the drug.  Also, the skilled, compassionate staff provides 24/7 support and guidance as needed.  No one is left to feel isolated or alone during this sensitive time.

Professional treatment facilities offer a comprehensive program made up of a variety of classes and activities that are designed to help addicts regain the skills and confidence needed to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.  Some of the most common program options include the following:

  • Group or individual counseling
  • Life skills training
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Music and art therapy
  • Exercise and fitness routines
  • Yoga, martial arts, acupuncture, sauna
  • Parenting classes
  • GED preparation
  • Aftercare services

Of course, each facility differs in their approach to therapy. However, they each follow the same basic curriculum.  Choosing the program that is best suited for your needs can be an overwhelming process.  For this reason, we invite you to call our toll-free number and talk with one of our representatives.  You can ask questions and gather the information you need for making an informed decision.  If you wish, we will conduct a confidential assessment and recommend a program designed around you particular situation.

If you or a loved one is having problems with the long-term effects of bath salts abuse, call now.  We are waiting to talk to you and show you how we can help.

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